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Israeli police turn up heat on Netanyahu

The detention of Yitzhak Molcho, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s personal envoy and closest associate, sends shock waves through Israel’s security and political arenas.

Attorney Yitzhak Molcho seen during an interview in Tel Aviv, Israel, Jan. 11, 2007.(photo by NIR KEIDAR/AFP/Getty Images)

The Israeli police continue to investigate the sale of German submarines to Israel and the people involved in the deal. But while we cannot predict the end results of the “,” we already know that it has changed the face of the government. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who will be forced to at least testify on this affair in the near future, can no longer run the country via his two lawyer-cousins who are his closest, most loyal associates. This system through which the prime minister conducted Israel’s most secret

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